Mexico City – Due to lack of viral triple vaccine, last year, 776,000 Mexican children were not protected from measles, rubella and mumps denounced Undersecretary for Prevention and Promotion of Health, Hugo Lopez – Gatel Ramirez, and informs that there is already a complaint before Body for internal control to know the reason why doses were not available.
In 2018 we did not have vaccinations, a total of 776,000 doses measles, rubella and mumps, which are the two formulations that were not achieved over the past year. The appeal is not against anyone, but you must investigate why we did not have a vaccine supply, "he said.
He added that Laboratory Imperiales Pharma Group, who was a supplier of vaccines, claimed in his favor that it was not his responsibility not to deliver the doses, but that Federal Commission for the Protection of Health Risks (Cofepris) did not release the vaccinated series in time.
I will not speculate, this is part of the investigation and what the provider claims. "
Hugo Lopez – Gatel revealed that when they arrived in the administration on December 1, he learned that one process started one day before he terminated the agreement with the laboratory.
On outgoing administration he had to act responsibly and tell us, this is our risk assessment, by X or Y we did not get the coverage and then we got to the point of resolving the concerns from the beginning, but he was not warned, we were not informed a structured way when we entered December 1, we learned that 24 hours before the process of revoking the contracts began. "
He said that this "lack of transparency" leaves the dual problem of the current administration, "vaccines were not delivered in June, August and October, and then we have the problem of complaint before the Internal Control Body and public health problem which is a risk of measles. "
In order to protect the child's population, the official said that during the First National Health Week 2019, he would try to place vaccines against measles in the most vulnerable communities, in addition to obtaining excess doses.
Our national company B.and Reagents of Mexico which is parastatal, had a vaccine reserve and will give us about 554 doses with what we will fix and Pemex he offered us a loan from the other 200 thousand and a fraction, we will have the capacity to vaccinate and we are in the process of acquiring more vaccines in 2019, taking into account the surplus necessary to respond to the gaps in the coverage. "
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